Friday, December 7, 2012

A little November

We had a great November, not too sure what we did, I sure didn't take very many pictures! And since my horrible memory works only through pictures, we will never know what happened. 
We DID decorate the tree tho, sometime around the end of November beginnning of Dec....I forget. 



The girls were SO excited. I had put up the tree the night before and then made them wait until all the dayhome kids were gone at the end of the day to decorate it. Made for a looooooong day. 


I love this picture of Chloe she is so cute and so in AWE of everything Christmas. I am trying to teach her about Jesus and the spirit of Christmas, she isn't quite getting it, but it's fun to do all the fun things with her and she is starting to understand everything. She is getting way too big and smart for my liking!
The Nativity was a big hit too, Ash was adorable "Jesus wanna come pay?" and everytime she went to bed or for a nap "Bye Jesus, By Christmas see you yater!"

I love sleeping babies, not that she is even close to a baby anymore, but with those chubby cheeks she still looks like one! And lets just all take a minute and enjoy the QUIET that was happening during this picture......aaaaahhhhhhh. She is so loud. 

Best picture I got of the two of them, thats Ashley's evil smile. We get that a lot.

Ash has always loved this book on pets that we got from gramma Dix. And now she has to take it to bed with her every night and at nap time. yaaaa she is still in her crib too, I am not ready to make the transition yet I just want her to stay my baby?...maybe after christmas......probably not.


Chloe just being adorable "Mom come take my picture cause I look So cute today!" ha ha she is hilarious, and very cute of course!

Ash just workin in JBeibs style.
She has no Bum.

We had some snow that stayed on the ground finally, we went out to make a snowman but it wouldn't stick together, so we made a fort instead. Chloe loved it! we even walked over to our park across the street and went sledding on the tiniest little hill. It was mediocre at best but Chloe LOVED it, and has been talking about it for weeks!

Ash and her giraffe back pack, has this thing on constantly. It is almost always filled with her blankie, a stuffed animal, either her hippo, monkey, or kitty, and a book. 


And the BEST BEST BESTEST part of November was going to see my SISTER!!!! She is a little piece of Heaven, and I miss her like crazy!

Up side and a down side, we got there in a fraction of the time, but I was deathly sick for an entire day after riding in the smallest plane imaginable. There was like 10 people on it, barf. 

TOTES worth it tho to see this little fart!! oh man he is the sweetest, cutest most wonderful baby ever! (excluding mine of course who are perfect in every way!) 
Al was sure excited we were there to help him with this puzzle....couldn't have dont it without us. 

She gets me. 

How can I not be kissing these cheeks every day??? it KILLS ME i tell ya!!

Ash just being huge and adorable. 

We started our Christmas book Advent countdown, The kids love it except Ash refuses to sit still long enough for a whole story, she likes to read them by herself. 

Every time she wears a princess dress she will not wear a crown, fire hat only. she is such a boy. 



sideways???? I am trying to make the kids clean up their own messes...its not working out great. 

I made these chore charts for the girls. it worked for a couple days. But seriously I can't remember to remind them to do their chores!! I am way too busy! I know my life seems so happy and peachy keen on the ol' blog. Sorry to be misleading you all. But HONESTLY??? It's all I can do at the end of the day not to rip my hair from its roots!!! I just don't know what to do really....get some Ativan?? I never thought I could be the kind of person who had a day home, I was never patient enough, but well now I am and I have a hard time most days! some days are fine, and we get through it without a hitch, but most days? half of the day the kids are on the stairs for time out, my house is an insane disaster (I'm talking can't walk in any given room cause it will be covered with toys or laundry or sewing or food?? ) I lose my temper. A lot. Not at the day home kids. But my own, and I feel horrible for taking out my frustrations on them. It's so much work, and there is no way I could ever be paid enough. CALM DOWN JENNIE!!! sorry I am ranting, I just needed to vent there for a minute. Regan was home early the other day and said to me "I understand now why you are so grouchy in the evenings" ha ha ya I am usually at my wits end. Because taking care of 4 or 6 or 8 toddlers is not an easy task.....Christmas Break can not come fast enough!!! 

Speaking of Christmas we had our Ward Christmas party last week and the kids loved it! Chloe even sat on SANTA!!! her first time ever! well she went over and stood by him anyway. It was a looooong wait in line with her freaking out the entire time saying she didn't want to see him, but then in the end decided she wanted a treat bag and wanted to show him her Santa necklace! and sadly my phone died one millisecond after this picture so I didn't get a pic of Ash sitting on his lap. But she did, happily and three or four times. THey had a big dance and Ash did NOT want to stay and dance she just kept running out to see Santa. 
A horrible blurry pic of their cute dresses gramma bought them!

video
And Kelsey was nice enough to send me this video of Chloe and Sophie dancing. Chloe is in love with Sophie and Ella, they have been coming over once in a while and they are SO adorable together! they are more than welcome to be part of the family :) 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
From the cutest Mickey and Minnie there ever was!! 

Chloe Got a little minnie mouse dress up with the ears on a headband for her birthday and instantly wanted to be Minnie for HAlloween. Of course we can do better than a piddly little headband and a really cheap polka dot skirt.  My mom said she had a minni costume from when we were little, but we couldn't find the ears. SO we re-used the dress I just changed it up a little and since I was already making one set of ears I made two and made Ashley the cutest costume ever!! ha ah (am I allowed to brag a little?? she was pretty adorable) 
HA cute little mouse hugs, I had to get a picture of the tail....by far the most adorable part of the costume for sure!! 




 I also didn't want Ash to be mistaken as a boy so I just added a bow, mickey can be a girl right??  I thought maybe their bows were a little big, but can a bow be TOO big?? I seriously doubt it. 

Chloe was pretty excited about hers, and I loved that the hats were nice and warm since it is always FREEZING on Halloween. I think the bows on her shoes might have been a tad big cause we lost both of them. But the funniest thing ever, we were trick or treating over by my moms house and someone brought one of the bows back to my moms house! ha ha Only in Raymond!! 

Here is a picture of me being minnie mouse back in the day. You can see my awesome snow suit on underneath. ha ha We couldn't find the picture of Tina and Breanne wearing it, they were matching minnie mouse's one year....but the picture has been lost. sad sad day. 

We always end up at the Fire Hall to see our Two Papa's. The kids loved playing on the Fire truck!

We were at my moms house getting the girls ready to go trick or treating and Chloe did NOT want to go. She wanted to stay and "throw out candy" at all the kids. ha ha she was so cute, she loved seeing all the costumes. Maybe we will have to do that next year :)

Chloe's class party, or really it was just a snack time where they fed them a whole bunch of junk food and then we left. We didn't even get to see them do anything fun! oh well. 

One of the teachers down the hall was dressed as Mickey and came to see Chloe, but she wouldn't go NEAR him. She has always been scared of people dressed up, but i thought she MIGHT have grown out of it this year, noooooope. 
They did sing us like one halloween rhyme that they learned, and they she read them a story. Chloe was so cute knew EVERY word!! 



Doing our Holiday baking! ha ha I hate making sugar cookies, and I think this is the first time we have done it since Chloe was born.....whoops! they had so much fun we better start doing it more. sigh. 
They are just SO MUCH WORK!! but they were pretty delicious!



Ha ha oh Ash, i love your face! I should've taken an after picture of her, she was a DISASTER! all the other kids didn't have an ounce of icing on them and ash was COVERED!!! this kid I tell ya. 


I thought it might be too cold to trick or tread outside so we went to the Mall with Taryn and her kids. Hannah was Hello kitty, and Claire was Spider girl. they looked so cute! I may have had a hand in their costumes, ha ha they are just the cutest girls and we love them so much! CHloe was pretty much DONE about halfway through the mall as you can see on her happy little face.....
And this last blurry picture was at my grandma Heggie's house. They didn't want to leave, and Ashley's tail hanging down the back of the piano bench was the cutest ever!!ha ha

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!!

Oh and I was so excited to be a part of the halloween costume parade on one of my favorite blogs!! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

october-gram

I originally named this post "Octo-gram" but wouldn't that mean "8-pictures"?  wouldn't want to trick someone into seeing a more substantial amount of pictures of my kids. So be warned more than 8 pictures of my kids (mostly from instagram so you have probably seen them before) coming your way!
Ashley has really been into coloring lately....check out that concentration! 



HAHAHA love this kid. she knows she isn't supposed to be coloring in Chloe's princess book...she is a little stinker and she knows it!

Just a GNO to Subway with my besties!! my kids LOVE Subway, and they might just get more veggies on their sub than I do. Future vegetarians?? over my dead body. 


Hitchin a ride from Daddy. Why are they SO happy when he comes home?? I barely get a glance in my direction when I come home....that is on the rare occasion i actually GET to leave. My life is sad. 

My life isn't sad HAD YOU FOOLED! I laugh all day at my adorable kids. (I can call them adorable all I want cause its my blog :)

Chloe helping Ash wash her face. ha ha it wasn't well received!

Chloe is getting braver at Nana's! she held that kitten for .2 seconds! But now they have gone to a new home so she is back to being deathly afraid of any and all animals that move. 

SHe snuggled with me today! I Felt Special. and blurry. 

Wow nice outfit chloe. "but it matches MOM!" yup sure does.

Making pies with gramma. Chloe LOVES helping grandma, I wish I was more patient and let her help more....I will have to try harder not to be a spaz. 

Ash loving her kitty. and me loving this picture so much it hurts!!

organizing some toys today meant new toys to play with! 

Oh just a fashion show with Lex....never a dull moment with these two together :)

Oh another selfie! straightened my hair....had to document it. #tookmeamillionhours
Also my hair is awful...anyone ever done a hair mask?? I have been wanting to try one but am pretty darn lazy. 

more snuggles....is it bad I sorta LIKE it when she is sick?? 

Bought myself some colored tights, I have yet to only wear the navy ones. I tried on the yellow but too closely resembled Marge Simpson. maybe next week.

HA this is just too cute. I have the best mom in the whole world. I love her more than anything, and have no idea what I would do without her! doesn't hurt that she just happens to be the best gramma too.

Got this book for free....thanks shutterfly!

This was on a walk one day chloe nuzzled her face all the way back and had her face pushed right against the  mesh snoring her face off! took me 4 tries to wake her up.